Behind Enemy Lines: Texas


Tom Herman feels like the Texas Longhorns are on the right track coming off their first winning season in four years.

Texas finished Herman’s first year at 7-6, and while he was happy to get them back above .500 he knows they were close to having a really special first season losing four games by 5-points or less.

“I think there were things as players and coaches that we all would have done differently,” he said. “There’s also things where you’re not glad they happened, but you can certainly see the learning occur because of them.”

The Horns will have Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger battle it out at quarterback, but Coach Herman hopes they can improve the conference’s 7th ranked rushing attack behind an improved offensive line.

“That’s a very deep room,” he said of the running backs. “It’s just has not been a room that has had a ton of talent separating itself, but we have spent countless hours developing them and I think the addition of Herb Hand with our offensive line and the improvement they made this spring, especially the starting five should pay dividends.”

Todd Orlando looks to build on an impressive turnaround in 2017, as Texas finished with the 2nd best defense in the Big 12 Conference, but he will have to replace cornerstones at every level of his defense.

Texas and Baylor will meet in Austin on October 13th.

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